Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Jul 2009

FOA 09 FAQ

FOA 2009 FAQ

We've noticed that a majority of the e-mails that come to our inbox with questions about Football Outsiders Almanac 2009 are asking one of five questions. We've decided to simply post answers to those five questions here. If you have any other questions about the book or don't feel that these answers fully handle your questions, of course, please contact us at mailbag - at - footballoutsiders.com.

1. I purchased the PDF and/or KUBIAK, but I was not sent the file. How do I download my order?

To download your order, go to our homepage and (while logged in) click on My FO Downloads or My Files on the left sidebar. Either link will take you to your account's downloads page, where you can download the product you ordered.

2. I made my purchase, but when I go to the "My FO Downloads" page, it says "Transaction Received" next to the file(s) I purchased.

If this is the case, your order is still being processed by Paypal. 99.9 percent of the time, it means that you paid by an eCheck through Paypal. Much like real checks, eChecks take several business days to clear -- only when the check is cleared does Paypal tell us that the order's complete, at which point your purchase is made available to download.

3. When will the print version of FOA09 be available for purchase? How much will it cost? Will there be a package with KUBIAK or the PDF version?

The printed version of FOA 2009 is now available through Createspace, the company we are using to self-publish. The price for the printed copy is $21.95 plus shipping. You can buy a printed copy here.

The printed version will also be available soon on Amazon.com. Please be aware that we get a higher royalty on sales through Createspace, so if you can, please use that link to buy a printed copy.

Unfortunately, for technical reasons, we are unable to offer any package deals which give readers a discount for purchasing both the printed version of FOA 2009 and the PDF version, or the KUBIAK spreadsheet, or FO Premium.

4. When is Pro Football Prospectus 2009 coming out? Is Football Outsiders Almanac 2009 a similar book?

Yes. FOA 09 is produced by the same people who brought you the last four versions of PFP, offering the same level of quality content in a similar format. There is no book called Pro Football Prospectus this year.

The only big difference between the two is that FOA 09 is not available in stores. The only difference in content is that FOA 09 has more than 60 pages of expanded college football previews.

5. I opened up the KUBIAK spreadsheet in [a program that is not Microsoft Excel for Windows] and had trouble using the spreadsheet. Why is this happening?

As we explain on the 2009 KUBIAK store page, neither Excel 2008 for Mac nor OpenOffice are able to run the macros contained in KUBIAK to customize leagues. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it's an issue that's out of our control.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 14 Jul 2009

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